Recipes and Cooking Cinnamon-Spiced Hot Chocolate with Almond 4.6 (5) Although hot chocolate with cinnamon is often called "Mexican hot chocolate" in the U.S., this spiced hot chocolate is more a cross between Mexican drinking chocolate and champurrado. Use Mexican chocolate and cinnamon to make this recipe closer to a Mexican hot chocolate. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 1, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 ounce semisweet chocolate, cut up 1 tablespoon sugar ½ - 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 cup milk ½ teaspoon vanilla Few drops almond extract Whipped cream (optional) Ground cinnamon (optional) Directions In a blender or food processor combine chocolate, sugar, and the 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Cover and blend or process until finely ground. In a large saucepan combine ground chocolate mixture and milk. Cook and stir over low heat about 10 minutes or until chocolate melts. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in vanilla and almond extract. Beat with a rotary beater or Mexican molinillo (wooden beater) until very frothy. Serve in mugs. If desired, top with whipped cream. If desired, sprinkle with additional ground cinnamon. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 236 Calories 11g Fat 28g Carbs 10g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 236 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 14% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 18mg 6% Sodium 123mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 28g 10% Protein 10g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.